Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 2014-08-13

Number of Stocks: 2753
Number of New Stocks: 452

Total Value: $42,893 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 27%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

Sycamore Networks: A Lottery Ticket That Pays You
What if you paid $1 for a lottery ticket, but if you didn’t win over the next two years, you could turn that ticket back in for $1.08? Read more...
5 Stocks That Dropped the Most Since Gurus Bought Them
Value investors are primarily interested in the price of a security, though they need to do additional research to determine whether a cheap stock is a good investment. GuruFocus’ Guru Bargains screener shows the Guru stocks that have declined the most since they were purchased. The screener serves as a jumping-off point to get investing ideas for further analysis. Some stocks whose prices have nosedived may be quality companies facing a temporary setback, and others may be value traps in permanent decline. Read more...
Jim Simons: Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck: My Life and Careers
Jim Simons gave a speech in MIT: Read more...
Sears Makeover Relevant to Online Shoppers
With a finger on the pulse of today’s shopper, Guru Edward Lampert has a gift for making retailers relevant to the ever-changing consumer. His retail re-visioning of Sears and Kmart is starting to pay off. Sears Holdings Corporation’s online businesses for Sears and Kmart grew 20% in the second quarter of 2013, year-over-year. Lampert’s brainchild, the Sears ‘Shop Your Way’ membership program, generated more than 65% of the revenues at Sears Domestic and Kmart during the second quarter, compared to around 55% in the same quarter a year ago. But despite e-commerce growth, Sears Holdings reported an operating loss of $51 million in the second quarter of 2013, after a loss of $103 million in the second quarter of 2012. Read more...
Insider Buys at 52-Week Highs
Several companies have reported group insider buying or pricey singular insider buying as their companies near or hit their 52-week highs. The following three companies have reported these insider buys throughout the month of July. Watching group insider buying (especially at high prices) is important because it can signify a collective faith in the stability and potential for additional growth in a company. It can also be beneficial to note insider buys with large transaction amounts because insiders typically will not invest their money into a company if they know they are going to lose it. [b] Read more...
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WRLD: Potential Amid Political Correctness Columbia Wanger,Jim Simons - WRLD: Potential Amid Political Correctness
Run your eye over the top listings on the GuruFocus Undervalued Predictable screener - somewhere there you’ll see WRLD, World Acceptance Corporation. On Friday, September 19, 2014, it sat atop the list, by virtue of the fact its price is a whopping 88% below its Discount Cash Flow value. More...

WORLD ACCEPTANCE, FINANCIAL, LOANS, PAYDAY LOANS, LONG


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BT Group Is a Sell According to DDM Model
In this article, let´s consider BT Group PLC (BT), a $52.92 billion market cap, which has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (PE 16.2x vs Industry Median 23.1x). More...

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Jim Simons, Renaissance Technologies Interview: Mathematics, Common Sense and Good Luck.
Few fun facts you probably didn’t know about Jim Simons. Discuss away at the forum here: http://cfdinstitute.freeforums.net/ More...

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Hormel Foods Satisfying Hungry Investors Jim Simons,Jeremy Grantham - Hormel Foods Satisfying Hungry Investors
In this article, let's take a look at Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL), a $13.12 billion market cap company, which is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products. More...

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Cohen, Simons and Caxton Associates Ran Away Caxton Associates,Jim Simons - Cohen, Simons And Caxton Associates Ran Away
In this article, let´s take a look at Veolia Environnement S.A. (VE), a $10.3 billion market cap, which has P/B ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (PB 1.00x vs Industry Median 1.78x). More...

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Ametek Has Impressive Earnings Growth Jeremy Grantham,Jim Simons - Ametek Has Impressive Earnings Growth
In this article, let's take a look at Ametek Inc. (AME), a $12.88 billion market cap company, which is a leading global niche-market manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices. More...

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Mathematics, Common Sense and Good Luck - A Presentation From Hedge Fund Titan Jim Simons
Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) uses common sense. Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) uses advanced mathematics. More...

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Simons versus Gabelli and Dalio
In this article, let´s take a look at CenturyLink, Inc. (CLT), a $23.64 billion market cap, which is an integrated communications company, engaged primarily in providing an array of communications services to its residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers. More...

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Top Insiders Report $100,000 Buys Jim Simons - Top Insiders Report $100,000 Buys
Top Insiders Report $100,000 Buys More...

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Baxter Will Remain Diversified and With Competitive Advantages Bill Frels,Jim Simons - Baxter Will Remain Diversified And With Competitive Advantages
In this article, let's take a look at Baxter International Inc. (BAX), a $40.61 billion market cap company, which is a global medical products and services company that provides critical therapies for people with life-threatening conditions. More...

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Harley-Davidson: A Dominant Position in the Motorcycle Market
In this article, let's take a look at Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG), a $13.82 billion market cap company, which is a leading maker of heavyweight motorcycles also produces a line of motorcycle parts and accessories. More...

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Carnival Looks Like a Sell James Barrow,Jim Simons - Carnival Looks Like A Sell
In this article, let´s consider Carnival Corporation (CCL), a $30.13 billion market cap that has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively undervalued (PE 26.5x vs Industry Median 28.5x). More...

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Abbott: A Brighter Future
In this article, let's take a look at Abbott Laboratories (ABT), a $64.06 billion market cap company, which is a diversified health care products company that is now focused on nutritionals, diagnostics, generic drugs, and medical devices, following the spinoff of its R&D-based prescription pharmaceuticals business. More...

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Why Should You Invest in Kohl´s?
In this article, let's take a look at Kohl's Corp (KSS), a $12.15 billion market cap company, which is a company that is engaged in the operation of family oriented department stores and a website (www.Kohls.com) that sell apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children, soft home products and housewares. More...

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A Leader in the Global Security Software
In this article, let's take a look at Symantec Corporation (SYMC), a $16.74 billion market cap company, which is a provider in security, backup and availability solutions. More...

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British American Tobacco's ROE Is Really Attractive
In this article, let´s see one of the most important financial ratios applying to stockholders, the best measure of performance for a firm's management, the Return on Equity (ROE), and we are going to analyze it in the case of British American Tobacco plc (BTI). More...

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Guru of the Year – Carl Icahn’s Top Five Holdings Carl Icahn,Jim Simons - Guru Of The Year – Carl Icahn’s Top Five Holdings
GuruFocus’ Guru of the Year for 2013 reported his first quarter portfolio holdings this week which highlighted 19 stocks valued at over $38.53 billion. This is a notable jump up from the company’s first quarter stocks which were valued at $32.3 billion. Over the past quarter the guru bought into one new company, Gannett Co (GCI) and sold out of Forest Laboratories (FRX). More...

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CEO of PL Receives Nearly $14 Million for Stock Holdings
The CEO and president of Protective Life Corp (PL), John D. Johns, sold more than 200,000 shares of company stock on August 14 for nearly $14 million. The shares sold for $69.24, and the total transaction amount was $13,944,797. More...

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More Conflicts in the World Benefit Lockheed Martin
In this article, let's take a look at Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT), a $53.8 billion market cap company, which is the world's largest military weapons manufacturer. More...

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A Look at Charles Brandes Top Second Quarter Positions Charles Brandes,Jim Simons - A Look At Charles Brandes Top Second Quarter Positions
A disciple of value investing Guru Benjamin Graham, Charles Brandes founded Brandes Investment Partners in 1974. Brandes' funds continue to perform well, with both the Global Equity fund and the International Equity fund producing double digit returns over the past year. More...

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